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Elizabeth Police Capture Suspect After Pursuit, Three-Car Accident

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Credits: Fran Sullivan
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ELIZABETH, NJ – A vehicle stop by Elizabeth police resulted in the pursuit of the suspect and a three-vehicle accident with a minivan and school bus, reported police spokesman Lt. Timothy Geddes.

According to Lt. Geddes, Elizabeth police officers were involved in a confidential investigation March 15during which they attempted to stop a vehicle.  The suspect vehicle fled, and after a brief pursuit, was involved in a three-vehicle accident with a minivan and school bus at the intersection of Madison and Fairmount avenues. 

The suspect, identified as Abdul Williams, age 31 of East Orange, exited the vehicle and fled the scene on foot with officers still in pursuit.  During the foot pursuit, Williams forced his way into a residence to evade the officers but was soon apprehended.  

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The driver of the minivan and eight Elizabeth Public School students from the bus were transported to Trinitas Medical Center for minor injuries, said Lt. Geddes.

Williams has been charged with eluding police, possession of heroin, possession of heroin with intent to distribute, possession of heroin with intent to distribute within 1000 feet of a school, possession of heroin with intent to distribute within 500 feet of a park, possession of marijuana, resisting arrest, burglary, and nine counts of aggravated assault.  

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